This website uses cookies so that we can provide you with the best possible experience. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with this. You can find out more about how we use cookies here. If you would like to know more about cookies, or how you can delete them, click here.

Inclusive planning and health

Learn more and get involved

Olympic stadium and parkIf you would like to learn more about inclusive planning and health at the RTPI, continue your CPD or get involved please see these links.    



Dementia and Town Planning

Dementia cover

Creating better environments for people living with dementia. This practice advice summarises expert advice, outlines key planning and health policy and highlights good practice case studies.





RTPI Learn - online training module

Complete our free online training to learn about how town planning can create places to help people living with dementia to live well for longer. It takes 1 hour to complete.

Poverty, Place and Inequality

Examines why place-based approaches are key to tackling poverty and inequality. It argues that many national and local policies are failing to reduce poverty because they are ignoring how well planned local environments with good services and transport can help lift people out of poverty. 

Cities: the other dimension (blog)

Clara Greed, Charlotte Morphet, Maria Wiedner, and Liane Hartley argue that diversity in the built environment will change cities for the better by adding another lens to development decisions.

Why we need to talk about ageing in place (blog)

Victoria Pinoncely argues that physical and social environments are a key factor in ensuring healthy ageing.

Making the right to the city a right for all (blog)

Victoria Pinoncely considers the issue of accessibility and inclusive planning and why it is a critical issue for our societies.

See more of our blogs

Faith groups and the planning system

We are supporting a report to help faith groups get involved in the planning system.

Professor Guoyan Zhou: inclusive planning

Podcast where Professor Guoyan Zhou discusses inclusive planning to create healthy and sustainable places.

Inclusive design hub

We are partners in the online hub, hosted by the Design Council which allows you to search for the latest guidance and advice about inclusive design in the built environment.

Promoting healthy cities

Examines the vital role that planning can play in delivering improvements to health and well-being, especially in urban contexts.

Future-proofing society

Focuses on climate change and three aspects of demographic change – population growth, ageing populations and social cohesion. Suggests how planning can help and why it is crucial our societies respond to these challenges.

Planning for more people

At the same time as the UK population is growing, it is also ageing. Caring for an ageing population poses a challenge for planners and decision-makers. This paper identifies some of the issues arising and implications for practice.

District action on public health

We collaborated on the 2013 guide by the District Councils Network on how district councils contribute towards the new health and well-being agenda in local government.

Balancing act

An article in our journal 'The Planner' that looks at how planning is at the centre of inclusive design and outlines the RTPI's planned activities to increase awareness of inclusive planning.

Built environment industry action plan

We are working with our industry partners as part of the Construction Industry Council to commit to promote the planning, design, construction, development and management of inclusive environments.

RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence

Showcases excellence in planning for community and well-being. All of our award winners must demonstrate that their projects allow all of the potential users of a development or locality to participate equally, confidently and independently in everyday activities.

Join the RTPI

Being a member of the RTPI makes you part of a community at the forefront of planning. Our members actively influence current thinking on spatial planning through participating in debates, developing good practice, responding to government consultations and bridging the gap between policy and research. You will also access a huge range of member benefits from access to special interest networks to discounts on events, talks and at high street retailers.


For more information please contact


Learn more about networks

RTPI Networks generate, demonstrate and disseminate knowledge and good practice.

Get involved
Forthcoming events
View all Events

@rtpiknowledge : RT @tomekenny: This article uses @RTPIPlanners research on local authority housebuilding to argue the tide is turning on council housing ht… 25/02/2018 - 10:29

@rtpiknowledge : 18 ways to get ahead in 2018 23/02/2018 - 02:35

@rtpiknowledge : Planning can take you all around the world - as demonstrated by our Head of Policy @RichardBlyth7 in this blog… 23/02/2018 - 02:17